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Applying Pure Essential Oils To Soothe Symptoms Eczema And Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is considered to be the most common type of eczema, a skin condition that can cause itching, redness or in more severe cases, blistering of the skin. Though certain types of eczema are common in young children, it may fade over the course of time, while atopic dermatitis is a chronic condition that flares up in adults periodically.

Symptoms include:

  • Scaly/ dry skin
  • Redness/ a red rash on the cheek, arms or legs
  • Itching and cracking of the skin
  • Open or crusted sore during flare ups

There are a number of over-the-counter treatments formulated to combat these unwanted and irritating symptoms, however some of you may be suffering with extreme skin sensitivity whereby even the most simple and basic formulas cause a worse reaction.

If you’d like to try a completely natural and healing way to treat your flare ups, we recommend applying Pure Essential oils topically to soothe your symptoms. Packed with healing properties and numerous theraputic benefits, there are a number of oils particularly renowned for their soothing properties when applied topically in a safe manner.  Please consult your dermatologist or doctor before you do so.

Keep scrolling to find out how you can integrate Pure Essential Oils into your skincare routine to calm nasty breakouts.

Applying Pure Essential Oils Safely.

As always, to safely apply mother nature’s best to your skin, we recommend adding 3-6 drops of Pure Essential Oils in total to 12ml of your chosen carrier oil. Carrier oils such as coconut oil and jojoba oil are completely natural  allowing pure essential oils to be safely applied to the skin in an effective manner.

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Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis): One of the most exceptional oils for atopic dermatitis and eczema, Roman Chamomile Oil offers numerous benefits. Not only does it minimise the chance of dry patches developing, but it holds incredible anti-inflammatory properties that relieve painful rashes and sores too.

Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum): Those with eczema know that the itchiness of the condition can be extremely distressful. That’s where this Pure Essential Oil comes into action – consisting of emollient properties that work to moisturise the skin, it provides an almost instantaneous soothing relief to the skin once applied.

Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia): This relaxing and settling oil offers anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties that work to reduce the inflammation on areas of the skin that get dry, itchy or scaly during flare ups.

Carrier oils: We recommend using Sweet Almond Oil as your chosen carrier oil of choice. Light in texture and rich in vitamin E, it helps to relieve dryness and inflammation of the skin – ideal for the symptoms of eczema.

Discover the range of Pure Essential Oils available at In Essence today and integrate nature’s purest ingredients into your health and wellbeing routine today.

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